I ran 22 miles yesterday, training for the FLM - 3 hours of hell in the snow! I was totally dead for the rest of the day. Today I've been in a daze at work, totally knackered. Is it normal to need 2 days to recover from a long run? My right knee hurts when going up and down the stairs. I'm not exactly excited by the thought of going on another long run on Sunday. Is all this suffering really worth it??
suffering is all part of the attraction for me...
I must suffer more.
It's my strict scottish upbringing!!
...and , yes, suffering aside, it WILL be worth it. You will suffer a lot less on the day for suffering a little now.
It gets easier though - a few years ago a 20 mile run would knock me for 6 for a week or so, now I recover much more quickly.
Definitely yes. You will be the envy of your friends.
Women will want to be with you. Men will want to be you.
(erm assuming you are a gent - if not, reverse the above).
Of course yes,
I did the Compton 20 saturday, horizontal snow and hail, wind knocking us everywhere but forward, off road, very steep hills, in a word - torturous-, took us 4.45 (ouch) but i loved it. Sunday and monday I was exhausted, slept in till 12o/clock today and am just beginning to recover.
But the answer is still yes.
I would normally say it is well worth it but today I have a definite case of pre marathon demons. I ran my last 20 miler on Sunday and it was hell (snow, rain, wind and sunshine). Now Im doubting if I've trained enough.
I look forward to training and I normally recover really quickly after long runs but not this time......totally knackered!!!!!
Is it normal to feel like this 3 weeks before - don't even feel like doing speed work tomorrow. The thought of 8 miles is giving me the shivers. I'm thinking of cycling this week instead - any suggestions?
On the plus side we will be at one of the worlds best marathons so on a positive note......it'll be well worth it in the end.
keep going everyone and have good day on the 13th.
London 2009 Anyone!!!!
I do n't know but suffered about the same and I am now f*cked , so I will be supporting on the 17M mark
Oh well , sh*t happens
London 2009 . Definitely as I have defered
I hated all my long runs training through the winter for a previous FLM. They were tiring, painful, lonely, tedious and took a big chunk of time out of my life.
But on the day - with the crowds and all that painful training behind me - it was wonderful - I enjoyed every step of it. Definitely worth it.
I'm doing no more marathons though - I'm sticking to the shorter distances that I can really enjoy.
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